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General News Archive - March 04, 2006

Anti-U.S. Islamist parties promised more protests on Saturday, as President George W. Bush prepared to round off a South Asian tour in Pakistan by urging President Pervez Musharraf to do more in the war on terrorism.

By Telly Nathalia and Jerry Norton JAKARTA (Reuters) - A three-year-old boy from Indonesia's Central Java province has died of bird flu, a senior health official said on Saturday, citing the results of a local test.

A mortar round landed in a crowded market near a bus station and killed seven people and wounded 20 in a town just southeast of Baghdad on Saturday, police sources said.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush said on Saturday he was convinced of Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's commitment to the war on terrorism despite ongoing militancy in Pakistan and the presence of al Qaeda members.

U.S. President George W. Bush gave no sign on Saturday that he would support granting Pakistan the same kind of nuclear agreement just reached with India.

British Prime Minister Tony Blair said God and history would judge whether he was right to go to war in Iraq, according to the transcript of a television interview to be broadcast later on Saturday.

At least nine people were killed on Saturday in two separate attacks in an area southeast of Baghdad torn by sectarian violence, police said.

By Tabassum Zakaria and Zeeshan Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani police detained hundreds of opposition supporters on Saturday to try to ensure the final leg of U.S. President George W. Bush's South Asian tour ended smoothly, opposition party officials said.

Palestinian election winner Hamas will not recognize Israel despite pressure from Russia to do so during talks in Moscow, a senior leader of the Islamic militant group said on Saturday.

By Steve Holland ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Getting U.S. President George W. Bush into not one but two battlegrounds in the war on terrorism -- Pakistan and Afghanistan -- stretched his security detail but Bush was adamant about going despite the risks.

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